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Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercury Tracer

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mercury Tracer is between $262 and $320 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mercury Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1991 Mercury Tracer Quantity: One
Strut Replacement - Rear
$243 - $357
1991 Mercury Tracer Engine: 1.9L 4 Cylinder
Head Gasket Replacement
$611 - $847
1991 Mercury Tracer Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement, Resurface Rotors
$221 - $346
1991 Mercury Tracer Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$169 - $252
1991 Mercury Tracer Location: Front
Brake Rotor Replacement
$333 - $517

Mercury Tracer Problems

Car won't start due to oil contamination in distributor

The distributor may become internally contaminated with engine oil because of an internal seal failure. This causes ignition failure because the distributor cap has filled with oil. If this happens, the car will not start.

Rough Running Engine and/or Noise

Valve seats (components in the cylinder head that help seal the valve) can fall out. When this happens, it causes rough running and creates noise. Replacement of the cylinder head is commonly required to fix this problem.

Cylinder head replaced due to crack between valves
A cylinder head replacement could be needed if the vehicle overheats and causes the cylinder head to crack between the valves.

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Mercury Tracer Questions

What is the most logical solution (2 answers)

The car just cut out on the freeway, and will not start. The fuel pump is working and I get a spark at the plugs.

engine stop now will not start (1 answer)

hot wire from batter look like it cut and i can not find were it go to.

On the driver side (1 answer)

Why does my car hesitate to run when I step on the gas or change gear?

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Mercury Tracer Recalls

Recall 02V323000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED AIR BAG MONITOR (IABM) CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS AND COULD EXPERIENCE INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SHORTING.
Recall 97V144000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.9L ENGINES, BUILT AT THE HERMOSILLO OR WAYNE ASSEMBLY PLANTS AND ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN NEVADA, FLORIDA, HAWAII, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, LOUISIANA, GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI, OKLAHOMA, ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS. CRACKS...
Recall 97V145000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.9L ENGINES, BUILT AT THE HERMOSILLO ASSEMBLY PLANT AND ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN ARIZONA. CRACKS CAN DEVELOP IN THE FUEL TANK NEAR THE HEAT SHIELD ATTACHMENT RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE IF THE CRACKS GO THROUGH THE FUEL TA...

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Mercury Tracer Reviews

I use this as my work car I did couple things repair on my Tracer but overall its a good car. Gets 33 mpg and 18 around city very reliable running engine. What recently happened started having transmission problems never had that problem before gave it 2 stars was fixed at trans shop which got one salvaged. The car runs flawless other than that good little car. It has 240,000 miles I just took ...
Bought this car in 2012 with over 200K miles. while it does run well, many parts even after repaired still break. For instance the exause was broken and even after having broken parts replaced two different time it remains broken. Also motor problems persist after fixing. These are decent cars yet do have lots of problems later in life.
I've had my 1995 Mercury Tracer around 10 years now and it's great. Good reliable car with hardly any problems. Dashboard lights quit working about 2 years ago, (a pain) and fuel gage is acting up about 4 years ago, but those are minor problems. Needs shocks, clutch now at 17 years, not bad. Interior is still great as well as body. Changed alternater few years ago, and it was hard to get at but...

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